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1. Accommodations offered by University

Applications for admission are accepted twice a year, in January and July. You should apply to your department office in January (for admission in April) and in July (for admission in October).

Kashiwa International Lodge (on Kashiwa campus Ⅱ: 20 minutes walk to Kashiwa campus) 

In addition to the accommodation, Todai offers several other accommodations to international students and foreign researchers. Further information can be found here:


2. Accommodation offered by The Graduate School of Frontier Sciences

The Graduate School of Frontier Sciences (GSFS) provides furnished housing facility at

the Kashiwanoha International Village (KIV – 14Fl. Park Axis Kashiwanoha)

located in front of Kashiwanoha Campus Station. This housing facility is open for international students, researchers, and some Japanese students as well.

Japanese culture-specific customs such as deposits (shiki-kin), key money (reikin), and the guarantor system are unnecessary to live in KIV, therefore you can start new life in Japan smoothly.

Further information can be found here:


3. Short-Term Accommodations for International Researchers

  • International Lodge, Kashiwano-ha Lodge 
     Permitted Period of Stay: from 2 weeks to 1 year
     Application period: Applications are accepted on an as-needed basis.
     How to apply:  Please contact the faculty, graduate school, institute or center to which you are applying.
     Further information can be found here:


  • Kashiwanoha International Village  (KIV)

Application deadline is the 1st of the month that is 2 months prior to the month applicants wish to move in.

The period of stay is more than 7days and within 184 days. Further information can be found here.


4. Accommodations that application accepted through University

In addition to the accommodations above, information about available accommodations will be posted on our websiteFrontier-net or e-mail from the student affairs section.

Also, here is information about Japan Student Services Organization provided by JASSO.

Students and researchers also can apply for JTS International Residence for Researchers in Tsukuba-city, Ibaraki through your supervisor at the University of Tokyo.


5. How to find private apartment

Since the amount of housing offered by University at the moment is limited, many foreign students and researchers find private apartment near Kashiwa campus by themselves.

How to find private apartment:    Refer to the Handbook of Kashiwa Campus Life 2017
University Guarantor System:      University Guarantor System was established to help international students to find guarantors, which are almost always required in order to rent an apartment. A guarantor is required to co-sign the lease to share liability. If you meet certain eligibility requirements, the University of Tokyo will act as your guarantor. Further information can be found here.


6. Hotels in Kashiwa

Kashiwano-ha station   Mitsui Garden Hotel Kashiwa-no-ha Hotel Del Prado Hotel Sunoak kashiwa-no-ha
Kashiwa station  The Crest Hotel Kashiwa Plaza Hotel Kashiwa Daiichi Hotel

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International Liaison Office
Graduate School of Frontier Sciences

Room 120, Environmental Studies Building
5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
Phone: 04-7136-4561 (From overseas: +81 4 7136 4561)
Fax: 04-7136-4560 (From overseas: +81 4 7136 4560)

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